Living Age Volume 48

Living Age Volume 48

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...with such banditti. He doubtless know with what energy and what severity James the Fifth had put down the moss-troopers of the border; ow the chief of Henderland had been hun over the gate of the castle in which be ad prepared a bamplret for the King; how John Armstrong and I8 thirty-six horsemen, when they came forth to welcome their sovereign, had scarcely been allowed time to say a single prayer before they were all tied up and turned off. Nor probably was the Secretary g_no-ant of the means by which Sixtus the Fifth had cleared the ecclesiastical state of outlaws. The eulogists of that great pontifi Here for the moment, we must pause. Next wgk we propose to return to these ammated and pictorial volumes. Mn. Mscsnuw is fond of dark figurefl, but his veritable bdte noire is Marlborough. We are no admirers of Marlborough---except a8 regards his courtly manners and his marvellous military genius: yet even his moral character must be judged by the standard Of his age. A liberal philosophy would seek f0! some general cause for a general corruption, --not explain it as if it were merely a personal infamy. Were not all the statesmen of that time seeking to protect themselves ago-it!!! the future, --against that restoration Whwll seemed to all possible---to Halifax, to NOV tingham, to William himself'! The fa"! Russell, for example, desired nothing _s0 earnestly as an opportunity to serve KIUB James. He promised to etfect by means 01' the Fleet what Monk had done by mean! 0f the Army; yet when appointed to command he would not put his neck under the 1!9_Though still profuse in promises, he told in! friend, the agent of James, that if he met ll1 French fleet he would fight it were even ill: King himself on board, --" an odd...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,007g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993063
  • 9781236993069